permissions problem with installations from PORTS

Peter Radcliffe pir at
Wed Apr 14 04:48:16 PDT 2004

Joan Picanyol <pica at> probably said:
> * Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav <des at> [20040413 19:58]:
> > Pilot error.  Your umask should be 022 or 002 when installing ports.
> > Otherwise, you get what you ask for.
> May I disagree? I expected the ports system to use install to properly
> set up permissions for all files. At the very least, it should be
> documented somewhere.

Seconded. No other OS I use installs files as part of a packaging
system with different permissions depending on my umask at the time,
ports failing to install properly due to a more restrictive umask is
very annoying.



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